Desert Island Books – Eric at THE IPC

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Well the next Bookworm Castaway has been set.  Check out Eric’s selections below.  Thank you Eric for taking the challenge.

Remember if you want to be a Bookworm Castaway just click on the page Desert Island Books to learn more.

Here goes.

1. You have a choice of one complete series of books or three individual books.

While I would love to take the entire Book of the New Sun pentalogy (by Gene Wolfe), but I don’t think i could make it on just those alone, so I would bring The Urth of the New Sun. It’s one of my favorite books ever and the character of Severian kind of molded my growth into adulthood.


I would also bring along a copy of Mailman (J. Robert Lennon) – one of the best things I’ve read in YEARS – a story about a sociopathic American mail carrier – it’s touching and hilarious and sad all at the same time. Have you read this? Did he really try and eat his professor’s eyeball?? Highly recommended!!

I haven’t read this one, but it sounds interesting.  

 To finish this up I’d have to have a copy of The People of Paper by Salvador Plascencia – a very moving story of heartbreak and sadness that incorporates the characters and the author into the text. Very smart and well written.

2. Three CD’s you can’t live without – no greatest hits packages please.


AEnima by TOOL – this got me through some very hard times in my life….

 Garage Inc by Mettalica – some of my favorite classics covered by one of my favorite bands ever!

 A Momentary Lapse of Reason by Pink Floyd – ever song on this album is a transcendental beauty and could keep me at peace during long nights marooned on a desert island.

 3. Suntan Lotion or Sunglasses

 Totally sunglasses. I can work a nice tan and my eyes are getting old, so definitely some shades!



Desert Island Books – headinavice

First up – the site that helped start this idea in my head.

Swing over to to find a lot of exciting stuff.  It is one of the better blogs that I follow and I routinely make sure I read his movie reviews.  Thank you Tyson for taking the first seat on the boat to this new and fabulous island.

Here are his responses.  Check the page Desert Island Books if you, yourself, want to take this challenge.

1. You have a choice of one complete series of books or three individual books.

A series of books would be like The Lord of The Rings Trilogy, the Harry Potter series, or The Gunslinger series, for example. There are thousands of series out there so maybe you can enlighten me to some I haven’t seen.

If you didn’t want to be stuck with just one series you can choose three different books instead.

It has to be the Game of Thrones series.

game of thrones

I own them all, but they look so daunting. Being alone on the island would give me a chance to work through them. Failing that, I would have roughly a million pages of paper for making fires, writing rescue notes in bottles or lots of other uses. But I would hope I could sit down and get them all read.

2. Three CD’s you can’t live without – no greatest hits packages please (you will have a boom box with endless batteries to play them on).

30 Seconds To Mars – 30 Seconds To Mars


Being a film fan, I was aware of Jared Leto and wanted to check his band out one day at a local bar here in the UK. This was years ago, and they were amazing. We stayed behind after the gig, they all signed my album cover, and are now one of the biggest rock bands in the world, and arguably my favourite. This album was the one they played when they first came here, so I have to take this copy, my signed one, just for the memories.

Angels & Airwaves – LOVE


Some of you may have read my movie review for Love (if not, hit HERE!) and how it is one of the best films I have ever seen. The music was courtesy of Angels & Airwaves, fronted by Blink 182’s Tom DeLonge, and having seen them live several times, I can safely say they are incredible. Their music is anthemic, and is always uplifting, perfect for the island.

The Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers

sticky fingers

I would normally have opted for Forty Licks, but since I’m prohibited from taking a greatest hits album, I went for Sticky Fingers, which contains one of my all time favourite songs, Brown Sugar. Got to love some Stones!!

 3. Suntan Lotion or Sunglasses

Has to be suntan lotion  As a blonde haired fair-skinned guy, I catch the sun easily and I get very cranky when sunburnt. Whilst there would be no one around to feel my wrath so to speak, I hate the pain of sun burn, so would have to choose lotion.